3 Mistake Not To Make During your Next Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaways are wonderful ways to spend the summer. They can also be stressful, however, with the condensed time period. If you have a getaway coming up soon, here are three mistake to avoid making.

Booking hotel. when you book a hotel, be conscious about distance. Being too far away from the action can take all the fun out of your trip. At worst, you’d like to be a short taxi’s ride away from where you will be hanging out.


Planning activities. planning activities is a huge part of the weekend trip, as long as you don’t over plan. The key is to have fun, while leaving yourself with enough time to relax and remain stress free.


Not bringing snacks. being hungry and irritable is a surefire way to get stressed out and angry on a trip. Take a bag of snacks so you can have access to food whenever you need it.

Montebello Fun Activities for the Entire Family

If you are looking for fun ways to keep the family busy during the summer, we have quite a list for you this week. The city of Montebello has a barnyard zoo, an aquatics center (for swimming), and park to let the kids roam free. Spending time outdoors and enjoying nature might be the best way to spend a summer evening. So here are a few fun and family friendly ideas. Click the links provided for each location to get detailed information and reviews. Have fun and enjoy your family this summer.

Montebello Barnyard Zoo

600 Rea Dr

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (213) 718-5442


George Hensel Aquatic Center

1300 W Olympic Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 887-4580


Montebello City Park

1401 West Whittier Blvd

Montebello, CA 90640

Quick and Easy Grilling Tips


Do you need a little help grilling this summer? Maybe cooking and BBQs just aren’t your thing. But there is no need to worry, because grilling is a low pressure way to cook that anyone can get the hang of. You might not become a grill master in a week, but with our quick and easy tips, you’ll be serving great meals in no time. Here are a few tips.

Don’t pierce the meat: piercing the meat will only cause the juices to leak out and the meat will dry up faster. If you are cooking chicken, let the meat take its time cooking on low or in direct heat.

Grilling veggies: grilled veggies can be tough to do during a BBQ. Instead, wrap your veggie mix in foil, toss in some butter or olive oil and let them cook off to the side.

Let it cook: most of us have a tendency to want to constant check on the meat. But the best way to cook is by closing the meat and letting it cook uninterrupted.

2016 Summer Parks and Rec Classes in Montebello

The city of Montebello has a packed summer schedule of classes and events for its residents beginning in July and heading into September. If you have an apartment filled with bored kids this summer, why not get them out of the house and doing something productive, while you get a little peace and quiet? Here is a quick look at the class the Montebello parks and rec department will be offering over the next few months.

Dance Ball Fitness



16 years and older, $32


Cooking Classes

Tuesdays and Thursday

5:30 to 6:30 pm, ages 5 to 15 years old


Zumba Fitness


8:30 am to 9:30 am

16 years and older

For more information, or to sign up for a class visit: https://cityofmontebello.cogran.com/downloads/summer%20rec%20classes.pdf all classes are held in the city of Montebello.


Easy Father’s Day Gifts To Make Any Dad Happy

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you are stumped about what to get dad for his special day, skip the ties and “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mug and get him something he really wants this year. Here are a few great ideas to try.

Netflix or Hulu subscriptions: we are living in the “Golden Age” of television, so why not get dad a subscription for a month or two so he can finally put his tablet to good use?


SlingTV: speaking of great TV, you can now steam live television for $20 bucks a month on SlingTV. You can get over 20 channels, which is great for those dads who are on the go and never get to watch the game or the latest episode of Modern family.


Fitbit: if you have an active dad, a Fitbit wrist monitor is a great gift to help count his steps, monitor his sleep and overall heath. Fitbit monitors are in the $100 range and above.

How To Create a DIY Lantern To Spice Up Your Décor

Changing your apartment’s décor for the summer doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking and adding a few accent pieces here and there can make a huge different. One great thing you can do this summer is to create lanterns to place in your patio, balcony or anywhere else in your apartment. The process is so simple you don’t even have to be a DIY expert either. The toughest part will be find old birdcages.

The first step is to go to a second-hand store and search for old bird cages or anything that can act as a lantern. The next step is to spray paint them a bold summer color and let them sit until dry. The last step is to purchase a few LED candle lights and place them inside the cage. There you have it, a DIY lantern that is sure to spice up your summer décor.

Montebello Burgers: Where To Celebrate National Burger Day

Burgers are one of America’s favorite meals right along with pizza and a good steak. National hamburger day is this Saturday, and if you are looking to celebrate, why not take the family out for the best burger you can find? If you are a millionaire you can try the world’s most expensive burger, which costs $5000 and is located in Las Vegas. If you are not a millionaire, you can always try one of these tasty burger spots near your Montebello apartment. Click on the links provide for detailed information about reviews and menu options. Just be sure to enjoy the holiday (it’s not really a holiday).



Arry’s Super Burger

1015 W Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 726-1550


Astro Burgers

3421 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 724-3995


Tom’s Burgers

1501 W Olympic Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 722-1051


How To Spring Clean Your Apartment

Spring cleaning is one of those huge chores that should be completed at least once a year. A deep cleaning of your apartment will keep your area organized and help get your security deposit back at the end of your lease. Here are a few spring cleaning tips to try.

Vodka on mattress: create a vodka and water mix with three parts water to one-part vodka, and spray it on your bed. The Vodka will disinfect the bed will the water will dilute the strong smell.


Wax on stove: after you are done cleaning the stove put some car wax on it to leave the top shiny and clean. The wax will also make clean up a breeze as stains will wipe away.


Lemon in disposal: if you have a smelly garbage disposal cut up a lemon and put it inside. The strong smell of lemon will clean the disposal right up,

The City of Montebello is Looking for Volunteers

Are you looking to get more involved with your city? Make a difference in a person’s life and maybe make a friend or two in the process? The City of Montebello has a number of wonderful volunteer opportunities from working with the Parks & Recreation department, Special Events, City Hall Departments and much more. Whatever special skills you might have, the city will find a place to best put them to use.

If you are interested in giving back to the community contact the City of Montebello or stop by the Parks and rec office to get the process started today. The city is ready to put your talents to work ASAP. If you need more information, here it is:

1700 W. Victoria Avenue in the City of Montebello

(323) 887-1200 x540 http://www.cityofmontebello.com/depts/parks/events/


Where to Get Mother’s Day Flowers Near Montebello

What are you planning to get mom for Mother’s Day? Do not overthink things and just go with the most traditional option available—flowers. Chances are your mother will love a beautiful bouquet of flowers to use as a center piece inside of the house (who doesn’t love décor items?) If might be too late to send flowers, so you will have to actually go inside of a shop. Here is a quick list of three great and well-reviewed locations to try near your Montebello apartment. Click on each link for more information and be sure to love and enjoy your mother on this special day.




Amore Dolce Flowers

1004 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 726-2222


M’s Flowers

801 W Washington Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 728-4604


Manny’s Flower Shop

2465 W Whittier Blvd Ste 101
Montebello, CA 90640

Phone number: (323) 727-6011